The Approach 2

Date Made: 
2006
Location: 
Geldards, The Ark, Nottingham
Materials and Size: 
Glass, Wood, Perspex, Colour Films, 2m x 1m x 50mm
Commissioner: 
Geldards Law

In The Approach 2, natural tones of green have been used to represent an abstract aerial view of the farmed landscape. Blue circular patterns encroach on the linear order of these uniform sections, breaking down their arable symmetry with swirling tidal patterns.

This alludes to the potential inundation of the countryside by the fast rising sea. The artwork is made from clear recycled bottle glass, which has been broken up into small pieces and then set into glue, bonding all the fragments of glass together. These shapes have coloured filters fitted behind them, illuminated by natural light from the huge window where the work is displayed, to create a pure colour effect over the highly textured surface.

Using delicate materials such as broken glass reflects the fragile equilibrium of the Earths climate and also how creatively re-using objects offers a positive alternative to discarding them and adding to landfill pollution. This work was created for ART at the ARK in conjunction with Arts and Business New Partners, as part of their permanent corporate art collection.

Raphael Daden Geldards, The Ark, Nottingham
Raphael Daden Geldards, The Ark, Nottingham
Raphael Daden Geldards, The Ark, Nottingham
Raphael Daden Geldards, The Ark, Nottingham

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